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Tibet  Ganden and Samye Trekking

Introduction

Cross the bridge to the fascinating and mysterious "roof of the world" and explore the autonomous region of Tibet, which had been isolated for a long time from other countries. In the south of China, at an altitude of more than 4,000 meters, a mystical wind blows through the Himalayas of Tibet, which not only moves the countless colorful prayer flags, but also touches the heart of everyone who gazes over the panorama of the peaks and valleys. Many ancient Buddhist monasteries defy the wind for centuries and open their doors to our visit. After arriving in Lhasa at 3600 m above sea level, we use the days that are required for acclimatization to visit some historically significant places and buildings in the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Whether it is the lively Barkhor Market, the impressive Jokhang Temple, or the Potala and Norbulingka palaces, the atmosphere is incomparable, peaceful, and a mixture of the past and the future. After a trip to Ganden monastery, finally begins the 5-day trek that takes us up to an altitude of 5250 m above sea level. We follow the paths through ancient villages, over mountain passes and through valleys, past crystal clear mountain lakes and bright babbling brooks.

Again and again we encounter friendly nomads who travel with their yaks, sheep and goats to fresh pastures, the image of their tents shapes the landscape and will now and then be overlaid by the defiant rock of an ancient monastery. Enjoy the silence and the incomparable panoramas - you can‘t get much closer to heaven.

Highlights

  • One-hour Himalaya flight with breathtaking views of Mount Everest and other peaks
  • Visit to the Potala Palace ( "Palace of Winter"), the former government seat of the Dalai Lama and the Norbulingka Palace and - Park in Lhasa
  • Tibetan Museum
  • Visit to the oldest fortress of Tibet "Yumbu Lagang" near the historic city of Zêtang
  • Ganden – Samye Trek

Travel Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Gongkar Airport, onward drive to Lhasa

Day 2 : Sightseeing in and around Lhasa

Day 3 : Sightseeing in and around Lhasa

Day 4 : Drive to Ganden Monastery

Day 5 : 1st trekking day, Yama Do

Day 6 : 2nd trekking day, Tsotup Chu

Day 7 : 3rd trekking day, Herders Camp

Day 8 : 4th trekking day, Wango

Day 9 : 5th trekking day, Samye, continue to Tsedang

Day 10 : Sightseeing in and around Samye Monastery

Day 11 : Drive to Gyantse

Day 12 : Drive to Shigatse

Day 13 : Drive to Shegar

Day 14 : Drive to Zhangmu

Day 15 : Drive to Kathmandu, return flight

Best Travel Period

Tibet is best experienced in the time of our summer and early autumn from May to October. In the months of June, July and August, it will be the warmest, with temperatures that are around 20 ° C during the day (depending on the elevation they can be much lower!). In July and August rain can be expected, due to the monsoon, particularly during the night.

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